You see a stone wall along a sidewalk in an older part of the city, and wonder what was that about? Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina. saw one, and found out about it.
The next time I take a ride on the Tube in London, I’ll think about what some Tube lines actually tunnel through. Like the plague pits.
Hugh Whelchel at Faith, Work, & Economics reflects on why the flourishing of faith often depends upon suffering. A handwritten will is found in a church in Scotland, and it sheds light on what happened to a woman who refused to leave her Jewish students in World War II Budapest. A Philistine cemetery has been found in Ashkelon in Israel. And good poetry.
On occasion, I’ve posted links to drawings, paintings, and wood furniture and utensils created by Jack Baumgartner at the School of the Transfer of Energy. Turns out someone was interested enough in the art he creates to film it.
Life and Culture
George Orwell’s Fierce Modesty – Peter Wehner at First Things.
Governing the Deplorables – Rod Dreher at American Conservative Magazine.
Over Heard – Adam Whipple at Curator Magazine.
Concert and casserole – Barbara Mackenzie at Signed…BKM.
Pool – Lynn White at Poetry Breakfast.
The Oath – Tim Good at Pics, Poems, and Ponderings.
10 Greatest Poems Ever Written – Society of Classical Poets.
Productivity Hacks Will Never Replace Hard Work – Tracey Boudine at Entrepreneur.
Art and Photography
The Stories to be Discovered by Finding a Stone Wall – Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina.
The strange, gruesome truth about plague pits and the Tube – Amanda Ruggeri at BBC (Hat Tip: J of India).
Eton and the Making of a Modern Elite – Christopher Bellaigue at The Economist.
Chandos portrait cleaning may reveal the Bard’s true visage – The History Blog.
Wondering about Southwark in Bath – Loitering with Intent.
For the Kings and Queens of Appalachia – Anna Wess at Appalachian Ink.
Write, Now – Ann Kroeker.
Weeds among us – Amanda Hill at Hill + Pen.
Explaining the Difficult Question of Why True Flourishing Requires Suffering – Hugh Whelchel at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.
When Christians don’t pledge allegiance: Denver Bronco takes a knee – David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
First Ever Philistine Cemetery Unearthed at Ashkelon – Bible History Daily.
Will belonging to Scot who died in Auschwitz found in church archives – Harriet Sherwood at The Guardian.
Jack’s Story by Isaiah Eldridge
Painting: A Young Man Reading, oil on canvas by Albert Ranney Chewett (1877-1965), Bushey Museum, United Kingdom.